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: in that interview, general petraeus says, he never gave his mistress, paula broadwell any classified information. there's more focus on general allen. right now he would be testifying at his own confirmation hearing. instead, others are defending his reputation. hearings are underway to confirm general allen's replacement as commander in afghanistan. he can't move on until he's cleared of wrongdoing in a broader sex scandal. the fbi is investigating possibly flirtatious e-mails between him and a florida socialite jill kelley. >> i continue to believe that general allen is one of our best military leaders. continue to have confidence in the ability to lead the war in afghanistan as well as to serve in the post for which he's now been nominated. >> reporter: from thailand defense secretary panetta echoed the sentiment. >> i have tremendous confidence in general allen. certainly, his ability and his leadership and i don't think anybody ought to jump to any conclusions as to where any of this will lead. >> reporter: panetta wants it to lead to a review of military ethics training. panetta refused to
began receiving the e-mails around the same time paula broadwell's affair with the cia director was ending. the fbi traced them back to broadwell's computer that led officials to conclude the nation's cia director was involved in the affair with the woman who just this january publicly complemented petraeus' wife. >> he's married to holly petraeus, a wonderful military spouse and has done so much for their children and children of fallen soldiers, i respect her. >> reporter: at issue now, if the affair began while petraeus was still a general he could be prosecuted for adulty. broadwell spent plenty time with petraeus in afghanistan. >> for him to allow the first biography to be written about him, to be written by someone who had never written a book before, seemed odd to me. >> reporter: a retired colonel and longtime aide to petraeus came to his does. >> there was no relationship then as far as affair. the affair started after he had been in the cia, after he retired from the arm >> reporter: even if true, petraeus' timeline reveals he was carrying on the affair for majority o
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